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ASACP Names Epoch, CAM4 as June Featured Sponsors


LOS ANGELES (June 3, 2019) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is pleased to announce Epoch and CAM4 as its Featured Sponsors for June 2019.

ASACP’s Executive Director Tim Henning said the association’s Featured Sponsors, such as Epoch and CAM4, rank among the industry’s most highly-respected companies, serving as prime examples of how proactive corporate responsibility and ethical operation can make a real difference in protecting at-risk youth online.

“By sponsoring ASACP, the industry’s most prominent players prove that legal adult entertainment and digital media businesses are capable of ‘doing the right thing’ when it comes to preventing children from accessing adult-oriented materials,” Henning explained. “ASACP is proud to honor its monthly selection of companies that have demonstrated a commitment to online child protection, encouraging other companies to take a leadership role in keeping children out of and away from adult entertainment.”

Through the efforts of its staff and volunteers, the association makes tremendous use of the support it receives from its sponsor community to continue its 23-year record of success, including notable achievements such as its Child Exploitation Tipline, which has processed more than 1 million reports to-date earning worldwide accolades; while ASACP’s educational, informational, and inspirational resources for digital media companies provide adult market-specific Best Practices and a universal Code of Ethics for businesses, app- and website operators.

ASACP’s Restricted To Adults (RTA) meta label helps parents by preventing their children’s access to billions of adult-oriented webpages and mobile apps and is offered to all site and app publishers free of charge, as are all ASACP services, thanks to the generosity of the nonprofit association’s sponsors and members.

For June, ASACP honors Epoch and CAM4 as its Featured Sponsors, recognizing these companies’ continued support of the association and their continuing commitment to making the internet safer for children and families.

Epoch

A founding Platinum Sponsor that has supported ASACP for more than 15 years, Epoch is an Internet Payment Services Provider enabling merchants to process transactions online and through mobile devices, accepting global payments for digital products and services, while earning a reputation for legitimacy and oversight of client web properties in the process.

Epoch takes an active, two-pronged approach to child protection. First, by ensuring that its services are not used by illegal websites selling materials depicting underage performers; and secondly, by selflessly providing dedicated service to the association’s Advisory Committee, which helps set the responsible standards and practices for legitimate adult entertainment and other companies. Epoch also provides the boardroom facilities for ASACP meetings, as well as other tangible assets.

Epoch’s responsible corporate philosophy puts people (including children) first, exemplifying the type of industry-leading company that makes up ASACP’s most valued sponsors.

CAM4

An ASACP Title Sponsor whose support extends back to 2011, CAM4 is vigilant about online child protection, due to its operation of live webcam/video chat sites, where minors not only attempt to access these sites but by misrepresenting their age, attempt to become paid performers. The global nature of this business (with varying documentation in different jurisdictions) and the physical separation between the company and its contractors, make it a daunting proposition to ensure that performers, let alone viewers are of legal age.

Because of these challenges, ASACP offers a stringent set of Best Practices tailored to the specific needs of live cam site operators, which CAM4 benefits from. CAM4 takes additional measures such as the use of the RTA label to block children from its site; illustrating a caring, proactive approach to keeping children safe.

These steps also include a warning page overlay that notifies viewers that no CP is present on the site and that anyone posting or seeking underage material would be reported to authorities, with the company aiding in the prosecution of these users — sending a clear message that it will not tolerate children accessing or being displayed on the CAM4 site.

“ASACP’s Featured Sponsors highlight the diversity of support the association receives across all adult-oriented business segments,” Henning concluded. “The generous contributions by leading companies such as Epoch and CAM4 is what enables ASACP’s continued positive achievements in improving the daily digital lives of today’s constantly connected youth.”

To learn how your company can help protect itself by protecting children, email tim@asacp.org.

About ASACP

Founded in 1996, ASACP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to online child protection.

ASACP is comprised of two separate corporate entities, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the ASACP Foundation. The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. ASACP manages a membership program that provides resources to companies in order to help them protect children online.  The ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The ASACP Foundation battles child pornography through its CP Reporting Tipline and helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online with its Restricted To Adults (RTA) website label (www.rtalabel.org). ASACP has invested 23 years in developing progressive programs to protect children, and its relationship in assisting the adult industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit www.asacp.org.